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Navy has taken serious note of mishaps: Naval Chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 14:45

The Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan on Wednesday said that the Indian Navy has taken a `serious note` of the recent accidents involving its submarines and the probe reports are in different stages.

New system lets submarines see up through water`s surface

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:56

A submarine`s presence can be given away by its periscope protruding through the surface of the water, but a new system can allow an underwater camera to look up through the surface from below.

Govt ignored Navy warning on dwindling submarine strength

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 09:28

The recent INS Sindhuratna mishap has brought to the fore a startling revelation that the Manmohan Singh-led Congress government had ignored the warning issued by the Indian Navy in 2010 that the country`s submarine fleet was depleting and was in a poor condition.

`Defence Ministry had warned PMO about poor conditions of submarines`

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 20:45

A day after two Indian officers on INS Sindhuratna submarine lost their lives in an accident, a confidential report by Defence Ministry has reportedly revealed that it had already warned the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) about the poor conditions of several submarines.

I was firm on taking responsibility for naval mishaps: DK Joshi

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:33

A day after resigning as Navy Chief, Admiral DK Joshi on Thursday wrote to his colleagues, saying he was "firm" on taking responsibility for the mishaps that have taken place.

Met PM before accepting Admiral DK Joshi`s resignation as Navy Chief: AK Antony

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:34

A day after Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility for a series of accidents that have hit naval vessels over the past few months, Defence Minister AK Antony said he was “sad about the whole development”.

INS Sindhuratna mishap: Two missing Naval officers found dead

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:25

Two naval officers were killed aboard accident-stricken submarine INS Sindhuratna, authorities confirmed.

After Navy Chief DK Joshi, Western Naval Commander Shekhar Sinha to resign?

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:06

After the sudden resignation of Admiral DK Joshi on Wednesday, Western Navy Commander Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha is likely to tender his resignation on Thursday.

Who will succeed Indian Navy Chief DK Joshi?

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 09:38

A day after Indian Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi tendered his resignation, the government is mulling over his successor.

China to sell Bangladesh two submarines

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 23:09

Bangladesh will buy two submarines worth $203.3 million from China to strengthen its navy, media reported.

China slams Japan defence spending plan

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 19:37

China has denounced Japan`s plans to boost military purchases, accusing it of playing up regional tensions as an "excuse" to ramp up defence spending.

`Bangladesh finalises deals with China for 2 submarines`

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 16:42

Bangladesh has finalised a deal to buy two submarines from China as part of its plans to develop a three-dimensional navy, according to a media report today.